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'58 Wade, wood post horn, all over daisy stamping, beaver tail buckrolls, inlaid padded seat, inskirt rigging, and 5" monel stirrups.
The Wade Tree Saddle, also known as a Buckaroo Saddle or Slick Fork Saddle is born of the Californio and Great Basin traditions. It's signature characteristics are the Slick Fork topped with one of a variety of substantial dally horns; a deep seat backed up with a high backed cantle.

There are countless variations on the Wade Saddle theme but the most important consideration is performance. A great riding saddle will hold up over time and provide comfort for both horse and rider. The generations of horsemen and saddle makers who contributed to this design were thinkers; people who demanded a piece of equipment that would help them and their horses do a better job. That job might be a 30 mile commute to wherever the cattle were that day to roping then doctoring or branding or finding a more refined way of communicating with their best bridle horse.

The saddle should be a beautiful, functional tool. Our goal is to pull all the elements, design, quality materials and skill together to produce a custom saddle that will be a source of pleasure and satisfaction for years to come. Our Riding Saddles fulfill that goal.

Top notch riding saddles for the discerning equestrian. Great Ranch Saddles for great ranchers.

Call Bob to purchase your own hand made saddle: 406-961-3978
. . . However, We currently have a waiting list.


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58 Wade - rough out seat and fenders - 7/8 inskirt rigging - inlaid padded seat - small propeller stamping - 5 inch stainless Monel stirrups.

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'Over the last fifteen years I’ve ridden two saddles that Bob has built for me. The quality, craftsmanship and functionality of these rigs is second to none.

Brad Hobson
Ranch Manager, - The Stock Farm'


Hey Bob, Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate my new saddle and all the effort you put into making sure it fit my horses. I've made several 20 mile rides already and my mares are moving out really well. What was amazing to me was the 11 hour cattle drive I did and I wasn't even sore the next day, thanks, Bob.

John Spaeth,
Phillipsburg, Mt.'

Something You, As The Customer, Need To Know:

We at Bitterroot Saddle Co. are known for our quality horse equipment and customer service. We will go to any reasonable length to please you. You must understand that all of our work is custom-made just for you and it must be paid for upon completion, items cannot be returned.

We will stand behind our workmanship; we will endeavor to use the best materials that we can find. We will not agree to be held responsible for material flaws beyond our control, fitting issues, or improper use of the equipment or accidents. This means that you need to be sure that you are very clear as to what you want, ask every question, understand how the equipment is intended to be used and use it responsibly.

PRICING INFORMATION

~ Base Price Custom Saddle ~

Includes: Custom made rawhide covered wood tree • High quality stainless steel hardware • #1 Hermann Oak skirting leather • Genuine woolskin lining • Butterfly shaped skirts with in-skirt rigging •Rear rigging dees- 1 3/4" tugs and 3 1/2" rear cinch • All saddles and accessories sewn with brown thread • Top grain leather, rough out or halfbreed • Latigos • Leather lined monel stirrups or rawhide covered stirrups with leather treads . . . . . . $4,500

~ Options At Additional Cost ~

Monel stirrups - Stainless steel:
Wedged
$40
Blocks
$25
Inlaid padded seat
$175
Sterling Silver Package (6- 1 1/2" slotted conchos, 2 - 3/4" silver screws):
JWP Stainless Steel Conchos
$40
Hansen Silver Overlay
$180
Call for special order patterns and pricing
Buckrolls:
Plain cowhide
$130
Decorative Stitch cowhide
$150
Beavertail
$190
Other exotic leathers available.

~ Stamping ~

Border stamp:
Narrow Border
$150
Wide Border
$200
Border stamp with stamped panels:
Narrow Border
$250
Wide Border
$300

~ Accessories ~

Martingale style breast collar - (plain or roughout)
$185
Martingale style breast collar - (border stamped)
$215
Martingale style breast collar - (fully stamped)
$250
Choker style breast collar - (plain or roughout)
$185
Choker style breast collar - (border stamped)
$215
Choker style breast collar - (fully stamped)
$250
Saddle bags (S,M,L) - (plain or roughout)
$400
Saddle bags (S,M,L) - (stamped)
$480
Saddle Hobbles
$ 60
Slobber Straps ($20 to $70 depending upon stamping and silver)

We occasionally offer pre-owned saddles for sale.